GOVERNMENTS PLACE THE WELFARE OF PEOPLE YET TO BE BORN AHEAD OF THAT OF PEOPLE TODAY
August 11, 2011: Radio interview with Tom Harris on The Tommy Schnurmacher Show, CJAD Radio, Montreal, Quebec.
The United Nations has said that it has raised only half of the US$1.6 billion needed for relief efforts due to the famine and drought in East Africa (July 22). Canada's significant $72 million contribution is dwarfed in comparison with its $400 million pledge in support of its non-binding Copenhagen Accord "commitments", only 10% of which went to helping people adapt to climate change today. Even though the Copenhagen Accord text specifies a 50-50 split between adaptation and mitigation (the goal of "stopping climate change"), Canada gave 90% of its donation to mitigation.
This situation is similar in many countries leading ICSC to ask the public:
"Is the possible plight of future generations more important than the suffering of people today?"
ICSC will post interesting answers we get to this question.
Listen to whole 13 minute interview frrom the Frontier Centre for Public Policy Web site.